The Clinton Fire Department was called about 1:30 Thursday afternoon to 1812 Roosevelt for a ‘grass fire next to a house with the side of the house on fire.”
The Fire Department reported that the first crews on the scene found smoke coming from the south of the house and flames on the structure of the apartment house.
Crews were able to extinguish the fire in the first floor apartment by gaining access from the exterior and interior of the wall.
The reports indicate the fire on the building started outside near a basement window well that started a grass fire that caught the apartment home on fire. The possible cause of the original fire is undetermined at this time.
The Fire Department reported that the fire was first noticed by a person passing by the home and the civilian knocked on the doors of the house to see if anyone was home and notified them of the fire. All occupants left the building. Prior to the fire units arrival on the scene a Clinton Police Officer arrived and used a portable extinguisher from the patrol car to knock down the flames under the window on the side of the residence.
No families in the apartment building were displaced by the fire.